Kosmos Webinar: An Afternoon with John Stanmeyer
December 2, 2014 Kosmos Community News

Roadmap: A Movement of Movements

By Michael Nagler

We in the progressive movement have been aware for some time that we tend to be ‘siloed’ in our respective niches, whether saving the whales, protesting the 1%, militarism, or what have you. It had become so much a part of how and who we have been, however, that very few of us thought to do anything about it.

Kosmos Response to Ferguson: Restorative Justice – The Way Through

by Dorothy J. Maver, Ph.D.

As people all over the country take to the streets following the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, one thing is imminently and painfully clear. There is serious unrest and dissatisfaction at the heart of the US citizenry regarding the very system that was designed to keep people safe and secure. And the USA is not alone. All over the world we are recognizing the need for systemic change as we experience an all-systems crisis.

Economics and Politics in the Age of the Phoenix Generation

By Kingsley L. Dennis, from his blog

Innovative change will emerge and provide creative solutions to current economic and political systems in the years, and decades, ahead. Such solutions are likely to emerge from the periphery; from what are known as ‘disruptive technologies.’ That is, creative alternatives are likely to appear as anomalies yet gradually develop to become serious new models. Such emerging alternative forms of finance and politics will gradually unfold over the coming years, yet may not appear overnight.

In terms of economics these new models may include the following:

Frost Flowers: Nature’s Exquisite Ice Extrusions

By R J Evans

It is as beautiful as it is rare. A frost flower is created on autumn or early winter mornings when ice in extremely thin layers is pushed out from the stems of plants or occasionally wood. This extrusion creates wonderful patterns which curl and fold into gorgeous frozen petioles giving this phenomenon both its name and its appearance.

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TODAY, December 2 is #GivingTuesday
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